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Antipodean cat
Registration: CATZ Inc

The Antipodean cat was previously known as the New Zealand shorthair cat and / or the Australian longhair cat.




The New Zealand cat (domestic) shorthair or longhair is New Zealand's own breed, cuyos ancestros son los gatos que llegaron a las antípodas con los primeros pioneros de Europa. Estos primeros gatos fueron traídos por los primeros colonos para cazar las ratas que amenazaban el suministro de alimentos y más tarde trabajaron como “farm cats” and as “store cats” in the new colonies.

Durante más de 150 years, these robust cats have flourished, establishing itself as New Zealand's indigenous house cat, haciendo frente al frío de las cordilleras, to the humidity of subtropical forests, a la tundra seca que bordea las regiones desérticas y a los peligros de una vida ajetreada dentro de los límites de la creciente ciudad.

Physical characteristics

The Antipodes can be long-haired or short-haired and brindle in color, solid or percal. Cats with points of color (that is to say, Siamese) cannot be considered true Gatos de las Antípodas.

The Antipodean cat has a body medium, solidly built, is a muscular cat. Count with one chest broad and rounded, the shoulders well developed, and a level backward, equally broad of shoulder to the hip.


The head is a slightly truncated triangular wedge. The Antipodes has the cheeks full, the jaws large, a forecrown smoothly rounded, and nose straight or slightly curved down.

The ears are slightly rounded at the tips. The eyes they are big and bright, between rounds and almond-shaped. El color de los ojos de los antípodas puede ser verde, Turquoise Blue, yellow, oro, copper, including blue.

It has legs average length, proportional to the body and legs are firm and forward. The tail is heavier at the base and tapers smoothly at the tip.

The New Zealand Shorthair cat and the of Longhair are now registrable with CATZ Inc. Almost any domestic cat can qualify to be included in the open registry of this new breed. However, there are some rating factors…

First of all, los gatos deben estar ENTEROS y aprobados para un programa de cría registrado. Esto significa que deben ser utilizados para producir gatos de pelo corto y de pelo largo neozelandeses PEDIGRADOS o para ser utilizados en otro programa de cría en el que los pelo corto y pelo largo neozelandeses sean un cruce aprobado.

In second place, although the breed comes in a range of over 90 colors, including all standard solids, tabbies, silver tabbies, bicoloured, calicos and vans, no deben mostrar ninguna evidencia de HIBRIDACIÓN. As with the American Shorthair, cannot be color POINTED, of SEPIA of MINK, Neither CHOCOLATE or LILAC, o CINNAMON o FAWN, all colors showing evidence of Hybridization with the Siamese (himalayan pattern) or the Birman (Sepia pattern), or the Tonkinese (Mink pattern), or the Abyssinian (Where did the Cinnamon and the Fawn come from).

Character and skills

Both shorthair and longhair New Zealand are the family of the Gatos de las antípodas , and it can be a friendly companion and a playmate for children. The Antípodas de pelo corto is known for its longevity, good health, and by its ability to easy treatment, they are cordial, happy and loyal. They are recognized for their ability to deal with all climates and conditions.